School of Anthropology and Museum Studies (SAME), University of Oxford with The British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, Maison Française d’Oxford, and All Souls College.
Setting the Scene
Chair: Wendy James
- Willie Watts Miller (Bristol), Durkheim’s Re-imagination of “Australia”: A Case Study of the Relation between Theory and Ethnography
- Karen E. Fields (Vanderbilt), Acquiring A Soul: Religious Life and Scientific Discovery
Cognition and Evolution
Chair: Nick J. Allen
- Harvey Whitehouse (Oxford), Durkheimian Anthropology and the Cognitive Science of Religion
- Emma Cohen (Max Planck, Leipzig), Collective Effervescence and Human Cooperation: Modes, Mechanisms, and Measurements
- Nick J. Allen (Oxford), Durkheim’s Sacred-Profane Opposition: What Should We Make of it?
- Clive Gamble (Royal Holloway), Durkheim and the Primitive Mind: An Archaeological Retrospective
Chair: David Gellner
- Sondra Hausner (Oxford), Is Individual to Collective as Freud is to Durkheim?
- Louise Child (Cardiff), Elementary Forms vs Psychology in Contemporary Cinema
Sociology and Anthropology
Chair: Nick J. Allen, Wendy James
- Adam Chau (Cambridge), Rites of Convergence, Sociothermic Affect, and Collective Effervescence
- Zhe Ji (INALCO, Paris), On Civil Religion
- Paul Richards, (UCL/Yale), African Armed Groups and Social Solidarity
Concluding thoughts: Harvey Whitehouse, Clive Gamble, David Gellner, Wendy James, Bill Pickering